College of Mount Saint Vincent

College of Mount Saint Vincent

Riverdale, NY
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
72%
28%
student ratio
1,649
total students
$34,250 | $34,250
in-state | out-of-state tuition
Not Reported
fall application deadline
91%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
Not
Reported
sat math
Not
Reported
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
Not
Reported
act composite

Overview

About the Mount

The College of Mount Saint Vincent offers excellent academic and professional programs to more than 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students. We enjoy a 70-acre campus of rolling lawns and wooded hills overlooking the Hudson River, just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan.

Founded by the Sisters of Charity of New York in 1847, the College combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and, within the tradition of liberal education, selected professional fields of study.

At the Mount, a student's education extends beyond knowledge, skills, and preparation for work. We seek the development of the whole person. In the spirit of Vincent de Paul and Elizabeth Ann Seton, we foster an understanding of our common humanity, a commitment to human dignity, and a full appreciation of our obligations to each other.

The Oxley Program

The Oxley Career Education Program is a nationally recognized initiative that helps students appreciate their strengths and interests, understand the value and range of opportunities associated with their strengths, and strategizes how to translate what they love into a meaningful career. Numerous resources and opportunities are available to students as they position themselves for lifelong professional fulfillment and success.

Honors Program

The Honors Program gives some of the College's most successful and motivated students additional opportunities for intellectual development, interdisciplinary study, and original research. The rigorous curriculum, which integrates the College's mission and values, challenges students throughout their undergraduate experiences.

Internships and Clinical Placements

Located in New York City, the Mount has easy access to the finest internship opportunities in the country. Internships connect the classroom to the world, requiring students to transfer theory to application. Such experience allows students to explore potential careers, enhance their resumes, and forge professional connections. Nursing students complete clinical placements, externships, and preceptorships--one-on-one training with experienced nurses--at some of New York's most renowned hospitals and medical centers. Teacher Education students complete extensive field experiences in public, private, and charter schools, including the Charter High School for

Law and Social Justice, a unique partnership between the Mount and New York Law School.

Center for Undergraduate Research

The Center for Undergraduate Research sponsors and supports students developing original research and scholarship. Across the College, our students produce a wide range of nationally recognized original research--frequently inspired and informed by projects that began in the classroom--and present it at colloquia and research conferences across the country. Their experiences are an invaluable foundation for graduate studies and make them more attractive to potential employers.

Study Abroad and IPSL

Mount students explore the world. We offer a variety of options--semester-long programs, short courses, and Alternative Spring Breaks--to give you added flexibility as you explore your interests abroad.

Through the College's partnership with IPSL, students can study at more than 14 international sites. These are the finest international study opportunities in the world--in the classroom, through home stays, and through service internships, students are uniquely immersed in the cultures they are studying.

ROTC

The program recruits officer candidates and supports their educations through training and financial assistance. In turn, students commit to a military service term after graduation. In other words, when students sign on for the ROTC program, they will have guaranteed careers in addition to college degrees. ROTC scholarships help with tuition, cover the cost of books and other education-related expenses, and give students extra spending money. Interested students can try the "General Military Course," the first 2 years of the 4-year program, to get a sense of the program before committing.

Residence Halls

The recently renovated residence halls offer in-room wireless access, lounges, kitchens, and study areas. Each student can live in a single, with a roommate in a double, or with a group of fellow Mount students in a suite.

Admissions

Admission to the College of Mount Saint Vincent is based on students' academic and extracurricular performance in high school. The Mount has a rolling admission application policy. The Early Action deadline for admission is November 15. Students will receive notification of the college's decision by December 15. When students apply between December 1 and April 1, they will hear back from the college within 4 weeks. Students can apply using the Common Application or the Mount's application.

Visiting the Mount

Tours and interviews are available during the school year Monday through Thursday. If students wish to visit campus for one of the many events, they may visit the Mount's website or contact the Office of Admission at (718) 405-3267.

Contact Information

Interested students should please contact the Office of Admissions: (718) 405-3267 or, admissions@mountsaintvincent.edu.


Location & Contact

6301 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale, NY 10471-1093
USA

Jackie Williams

Director of Admissions

Phone: 718-405-3223
Fax: 718-549-7945
Email: jackie.williams@mountsaintvincent.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Modern Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Urban Studies/Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

91% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,416
    • Accepted2,202
    • Acceptance Rate91%
    • Enrolled1,649
    • Female Applicants1,696
    • Females Accepted1,574
    • Female Acceptance Rate92%
    • Male Applicants720
    • Males Accepted628
    • Male Acceptance Rate87%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$35
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 420 500
    • SAT Math 410 500
    • SAT Writing 420 510
    • ACT Composite 18 21
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$34,250
    • Out-of-state tuition *$34,250
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$800
    • Room and board *$8,720
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,649
    • Male Student Percentage28%
    • Female Student Percentage72%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino34.03%
    • Black or African American17.35%
    • White or Caucasian26.67%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.25%
    • Asian9.56%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.06%
    • Two or more races5.52%
    • Unknown5.09%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students12% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 48%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Casa Latina, Players, Dance Club, Student Nurse Association
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other emergency call boxes

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball No Division 3 No
    • Wrestling No Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball No Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball No Division 3 No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total FacultyNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 1,541 students to 126 faculty


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